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About the Macintosh Garden

The Macintosh Garden is an abandonware games archive, dedicated in particular to supporting the Macintosh computer platform. A notable feature of Macintosh Garden is its emphasis on game emulation, encouraging users to run historical and in some cases genre-defining games on modern systems.

Games featured on the Macintosh Garden have been discontinued by their publishers and are no longer commercially available. The Macintosh Garden aims to preserve these games for future generations, providing documentation and downloads of the original game files. With respect to copyright, non-qualifying games are removed upon request and a link to the game's purchase page is provided.

The website is primarily a wiki, allowing contributors to upload game files and screenshots as well as edit descriptions and other details. Software is categorized by genre, year, author and publisher.

Originally founded in 2001, by 2007 the archive held over 900 games and 6960 user comments. Throughout this time the site was hosted by Home of the Underdogs until late 2008 when the host went bankrupt. The Macintosh Garden has since been relaunched and plans are underway to preserve the archive itself with the University of Portsmouth's KEEP Project.


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Macintosh games have been popular from the early, clunky days until the current high-spec graphics and gameplay we know now and love. Many Mac players enjoy luck-based money games such as roulette (as shown here). For the more discerning Internet Mac player though, skill/strategy games such as poker have become easier with the increase in poker sites offering Mac compatible software.



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bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2010, March 1 - 8:29am

They'll sell.

Here (UK) eMac G4s go for £10.
I missed a Colour Classic yesterday that went for £31 - I bid £30 and was prepared to bid up to £60.
And an old PM4400/200 with monitor last night, that I thought no-one else would bid on - I bid £25, starting at 99p, but it went for £70.
I bid on 9 Mac items yesterday, won nothing - but that's what happens on Saturday/Sunday. Four items to bid on today.

So, yes, it'll sell.

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by themacmeister - 2010, February 16 - 5:08am

Home of the Underdogs is back online, and all files have been recovered and relinked

http://hotud.org/

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by Dragnerok X - 2010, February 14 - 5:57am

In another words, I've noticed that re-uploading the application fixes most broken links. YMMV.

EDIT: Oftentimes, the file will be placed in the http://macintoshgarden.org/sites/macintoshgarden.org/files/ folder but link to the http://s3.amazonaws.com/macgarden/ folder. In those cases, just copy the link from when you upload the file and post it in the description.

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by TataMisia - 2010, February 12 - 6:06pm

Yes MacinTricks , it is very good way . I make that very often Smile

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by MacinTricks - 2010, February 12 - 3:40pm

That procedure did not work for me, unfortunately. However, not a bad way to do it if a user is really desperate to get a program; just choose "edit the page", and download the file.

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by Dragnerok X - 2010, February 11 - 10:23pm

I've been noticing a lot of broken links on this site, lately. To fix most, sign in and go to "Edit this page" on the page of the broken application or game. Scroll down until you see the application file and SAVE it to your hard drive. Then click the remove button, re-upload it and scroll down further until you see "save". Click save to save your changes, then note your fix in the comments.

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by Minimum91 - 2010, February 7 - 7:37pm

@MacinTricks You are so right about the Basic HTML Look! I would love to access Macintoshgarden from my old Macs without having a pain in the butt to download it first to my Modern Mac and then Go through all the things just to get the game on the old machine.

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by themacmeister - 2010, February 5 - 11:13am

I just added two GUI apps for preferences editing for SheepShaver OSX (under Emulators).

If you believe they should not be included here, please delete them. They are so difficult to find tho, that I think they deserve a place here (but without SheepShaver - there should be a current link to the Full-Screen Universal Binary build of Dec 2009. Could someone perhaps add a link in the comments?

by SwedeBear - 2010, February 4 - 10:35am

Somewhere about 1 600. That´s for the games alone. Wink

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by bertyboy - 2010, February 4 - 8:20am

Jusr a theory on the reason all our uploads are missing from amazonaws.com. I looked through the XML for the site, it appears that it can hold a maximum of 1000 entries. How many games and apps does the site have now ?

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by themacmeister - 2010, February 4 - 7:09am

I have almost all versions of RamDoubler and a few RamCharger. Getting them installed from Disk Images is almost impossible, you may need to revert to an ACTUAL FLOPPY DISK!!!

OS9 is surely out, although I may have a SINGLE VERSION of RD that works with 9.0/9.1? If you are happy with 8.6 (which works with CarbonLib I believe - so even runs carbonised OSX apps!) then you should be OK. There are hacks out there to triple/quadruple or even quintuple your RAM - so I hope you have a reasonable amount to start with. I was impressed with RealPC's speed over VPC, although I did not use the speed hacks and tips available. You can email me at crai...@gmail.com and we can discuss how to help you out. I only have MacOS 9.2 so I cannot test anything here Sad

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by Dragnerok X - 2010, February 2 - 7:53am

Any ETA on the server update? It was "within a few weeks" as of December 9th, certainly you must be getting close.

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by IIGS_User - 2010, January 29 - 3:22pm

VPC 2.1.1 had the 3D acceleration

Later versions dropped it, unfortunately.

I remember playing Monkey Islands 3 with it, the bottom quarter of the screen showing static picts (renewed after alt key pressing), rest of the screen regularly animated.

Now playing MI3 w/ScummVM...

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by Hiteckredneck - 2010, January 28 - 10:12pm

Dear themacmiester

VPC 2.1.1 had the 3D acceleration, I have played Duke on it and some other Dos games and they work ok. The big reason I was looking for Ramcharger and Ram Doubler was because my Performas's memory is soldered to the board, pretty weird. It came from some internet place after the dot com bubble burst and I got it cheap. I also for got to say that the VPC supports Dos 6.22, Win 3.11, Win95, Win98, and Win NT it doesn't come with it. You will have to supply your own copy's of the OS's. Does anyone have a copy of AliasMenu or something along the lines of that? Still working on archiving the VPC it should be added soon.

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by JLIT99 - 2010, January 24 - 3:58pm

Maybe, for the older Mac browsers like Netscape we could have a "simple HTML" mode..

by Istarian - 2010, January 22 - 8:41pm

I second the motion indicated by MacinTricks that this site should be made usable in older browsers if at all possible.

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by bertyboy - 2010, January 22 - 7:17pm

Not bad, at least it's easy to read.

Have you tried changing or adding a game page under any (recent) version of Firefox ? It really is enough to put you off uploadig stuff.

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by MacinTricks - 2010, January 22 - 5:20pm

Wouldn't it be interesting to have Macintosh Garden actually look good in an early HTML browser? Since browsers like Netscape and Mosaic couldn't interpret PNG images, most of the images on modern sites don't work. Here is an example of Macintosh Garden in Netscape Navigator 3.04 (under SheepShaver, Mac OS 7.5.5) as of January 2010:

http://www.clarislink.net/mginnetscape.gif

Edit: Replaced 'xxx 7' with 'Mac OS 7' - IIGS User

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by themacmeister - 2010, January 19 - 10:22am

Hi hiteckredneck,

I have been testing those on a 600MHz G3 iBook, and have had absolutely no luck (seeing I have 384MB already, and I believe the max is 256 total, so even if they did work, I would LOSE 128MB RAM!!

You can email me at craig[dot]cooper[at]gmail[dot]com, make sure you put a descriptive subject to avoid being missed... and we can discuss it there...

PS. I will not be posting them on this site - although Virtual PC 2.1.1 has experimental 3D acceleration correct? That could be interesting, I believe I have that already too Smile

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by Hiteckredneck - 2010, January 16 - 12:56pm

Hey guys do any of you have a copy of Ram Doubler 8 or 9 and also looking for a copy of Ram Charger? Ran really good on my Performa but I lost everything on boot a couple of years ago.. I have a copy of Virtual PC 2.1.1 and all the updaters I'll burn an image and upload soon. It does contain Windows 98, 95, 3.11 and Dos 6.11. Works in OS 9!

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by Retrowurst - 2010, January 11 - 2:53pm

I just sent you 20 Bucks. So go out and buy this server! Smile

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by themacmeister - 2010, January 9 - 9:24am

Thanks SwedeBear, but I was thinking more of daemonising a task - and it appears I have found the answer on a website - which I cannot currently find again, but I will. It discusses how to change a single line in an app's info.plist file to run as a daemon. This will help me run aMule and uTorrent in the background. This will give me (mostly) what I was using QHW on WinXP for. For other more urgent requirements, command-Q will have to do Smile

EDIT: found it here if anyone else is interested - http://www.levoltz.com/2009/08/17/machow-to-concealing-a-programs-dock-i...

by SwedeBear - 2009, December 27 - 10:05pm

@Macmeister: F11, Command + H as some examples? Smile

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by themacmeister - 2009, December 27 - 1:19am

Well, I finally bit the bullet, and converted my main internet connected machine to OSX86. I trashed the MBR for WinXP, so there is no turning back now! I have been using it for 3 days now, and I do not miss anything at all about XP (except maybe Quick Hide Windows). Does anyone know a good window hiding app for MacOSX Leopard?

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by themacmeister - 2009, December 21 - 4:39am

I have added Gerrit's superb Nintendo64 emulator - Sixty Force.

This is the demo with watermark, but tested and working under OS9 (Rage128 pro), and I have played through Super Mario 64 a few times with this. Included here because it may be difficult to source this version on the internet now. (version 0.60).

by Tammy Lozano - 2009, December 21 - 4:35am

My Name is Tammy Lozano, I used to work with Scott at Josten's Learning Corp.
I just wanted to tell him that I knew he could do it and that we miss him here. I enjoy everything that he creates, I always have even though I used to test them for bugs, and occasionally I did find some. Nothing that Scott could not fix ofcourse. Well Congratulations and good luck I wish you all the best. If you have the time give me a call or send me an e-mail at smm...@hotmail.com. I hope to hear from you soon, Take care.
Tammy

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by Balrog - 2009, December 9 - 4:36pm

We'll probably be moving the server within a few weeks. It is going to happen though.

About the "no such key" issues ... I simply haven't had the time to debug it.

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by MileStones - 2009, December 9 - 3:52pm

What on earth is going on with the Server Update????
We can't even get small files here, always 'no such key', is this all a scam for donations???

It's really getting annoying...

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by themacmeister - 2009, December 4 - 3:09am

Well, I thought I had it - and I WAS RIGHT!

I have discovered the release version of Claris Homepage 3.0 - not just the beta as before. It is the application only, so anyone with javascript etc. extras, feel free to post links later when I post a copy.

PS. I have at least 7 different versions of Claris Homepage 3.0 backed up - all but 1 is alpha/beta. Tongue

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by themacmeister - 2009, December 3 - 1:21am

no luck with HP PSC 1402 printer - it just isn't supported under OS9 - sigh.

I am sure that a lot of newer Canon or Epson printer models may still be supported under OS9?

I will look into it.

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by themacmeister - 2009, December 3 - 1:20am

Thanks for the advice MileStones, but I do not have OS X installed, so find this quite awkward to accomplish.

I have OSX86 on another hard drive somewhere, I might give it a shot if I can find it.

Cheers.

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by MileStones - 2009, December 2 - 5:25pm

Why don't you just unzip it and recompress in stuffit format, the resource fork is included in Mac OS X, its just lost when you transfer it over to OS 9 unless you use stuffit or something...

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by themacmeister - 2009, November 30 - 2:59am

It appears that Tanaka was zipped without resource forks, which makes this entire upload worthless.

If anyone has this, could they please use stuffit, and post in binhex format?

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by themacmeister - 2009, November 30 - 2:57am

Cheers,

I have an old HP PSC 1402 All-in-one printer/scanner/copier. The HP website says every other 14xx PSC is supported but mine - although none have OS9 drivers available Sad

I downloaded a 1355 driver, see if I can get lucky :/

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by bertyboy - 2009, November 29 - 9:07am

xlr8yourmac

macfixit

or ask here, or on Apple Discussions.

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by themacmeister - 2009, November 29 - 7:05am

My new (old) g3 iBook is totally sweet now, and decked out to the max, thanks to The Macintosh Garden. I am very glad I donated Smile

Does anyone know of any sites regarding peripheral compatibility with OS 9.2.2? I want to get some odds and ends (printer, firewire external drive) but need to know they work as needed.

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by themacmeister - 2009, November 29 - 7:01am

I have the PC version of Alien vs Predator Gold, so if it uses the same data files, we may be able to make a working copy using TomeViewer and my data files. I know there is an open source AvP working and available (no net play as yet), but with a perfect single player campaign - only catch is, that it works only on Linux. Might be a challenging port with Rage support Smile

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by longlivemacs - 2009, November 28 - 5:09am

Oh, and by the way, des anyone have a link to alien vs preditor, you can't download it from here (yet!) thx! Smile

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by themacmeister - 2009, November 27 - 6:44am

There is a Slackintosh live CD available, althought it is quite old. Work is continuing on getting an updated release done...

On a related note, there were major issues with xorg and 3D support (crashing after 15 seconds). It could not be rectified, even after rebuilding Mesa and other kernel modules. Reinstalled OS9 last night Smile

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by longlivemacs - 2009, November 26 - 8:26am

mac sites ae becoming rare, which is sad because some people still use the classic macintosh, this site is really good. I mosty get my games and utilities from here. Hope this site stays around!

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by MacWise - 2009, November 15 - 6:10pm

hiteckredneck129,

They changed the name of the open-source game, probably to avoid legal troubles. It's now called Generic White Dog vs. the RedBaron (with no space between the last two words). I only found a single screenshot of it on an old Mac Observer article. Looks nice, though the sprites must be different now.

themacmeister,

I considered Slackintosh when looking for a distro for my ancient G4, but I wanted a Live CD. Any chances of a Slackintosh Live CD in the future?

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by Hiteckredneck - 2009, November 15 - 2:17pm

I looked it up and your 100% right MacWise. I guess the one I was thinking of was the one for Windows released in 2006 and on other multiple platforms except Mac. I remember playing the one for Atari but never noticed the mountains, Slick that you caught that! Thanks for the info though! I am going to upload a Snoopy Vs. Red Baron OpenGL version for OSX that I found it's got a great taste of Classic for those running Mac OS 10.x

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by themacmeister - 2009, November 15 - 8:22am

I installed Slackintosh 12.1 onto my 14" G3 iBook from the 2.5GB DVD last night. Fluxbox is the lightest on features, and on resources, uses about 60MB fully loaded (320MB free!). I switched to fvwm, because I found that all the features (including all hotkeys, IDE LED on front case, Hardware accelerated 3D,sleep on close/wake on open) working with that window manager. KDE was too huge, and XFCE was way too buggy. Also, the kernel does not need to be rebuilt, and it comes with audacious, my favourite music player.

I compiled the latest libdvdcss, so watched some encrypted DVDs last night - very good video performance. Since it comes with the correct drivers, compiled with DRI support, you can get some 3D in 16bit (glxgears=410fps). I may not have my xorg.conf file set up correctly, so that number may jump closer to double that with the correct settings.

All in all, this is easily the best out-of-the-box Linux install for older iBooks! 4.5GB is a lot of space to take up tho Smile

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by MacWise - 2009, November 14 - 5:15pm

hiteckredneck129,

Snoopy and the Red Baron was an Atari 2600 game. Here's a review. Maybe the multicolored mountains confused your memory? They have the same colors as the classic Apple logo.

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by Hiteckredneck - 2009, November 14 - 2:27pm

When I downloaded Cryptogrammer Norton told me it was infected, looks like a cool game. ???Can anyone confirm??? BTW does anyone have Snoopy and the Red Barron? It's a super hard to find mac versions, I could play it in VPC but wheres the fun in that? I remember having a mac version... Thanks!

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by themacmeister - 2009, November 14 - 1:41am

I am a bit saddened, my new second-hand 14" Dual USB iBook g3 has non-working battery, which was expected, but the internal PRAM battery is also dead. I attempted installing CruxPPC last night and got a working Linux and Xorg + fluxbox, but could not get r128 driver working satisfactorilly. I am installing Slackintosh PPC DVD tonight!

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by themacmeister - 2009, November 12 - 3:57am

Sky Shadow download appears broken. Is there anyone who has gotten Sky Shadow working correctly (ie. in colour) on a real G3 mac running OS 9.2.2? I had it running on 7.5 and later 8.6, but never worked since then. Any help appreciated...

by Maedi - 2009, November 10 - 1:15pm

@themacmeister Thanks!

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by themacmeister - 2009, November 10 - 9:08am

I want to beef up my newest addition, a 600MHz G3 iBook, with 384MB RAM. There is some great software on this site, and I donated because old Mac sites are getting rare...

by macgeek417 - 2009, November 9 - 4:41am

You do realise that Apps 6, 7, and 8 are dead links?